AIASB ARCHITECTOURS 2018 | FEATURING NEW WORK BY CJM::LA

CJM::LA’s recently completed Arlington Village property, as well as our in-progress adaptive reuse property will be featured on this year’s AIASB ArchitecTours!

The Santa Barbara AIA’s annual ArchitecTours, a celebration of local architecture, will showcase the architectural fabric of downtown Santa Barbara, including new and recently completed properties in the downtown core.  The theme of this year’s ArchitecTours is ‘Rediscover Downtown Santa Barbara: Imagine How You Can Live, Work & Play’.

Arlington Village Apartments | 1330 Chapala Street

Adaptive Reuse | 418 State Street

Each of the twelve projects showcase the best of downtown and include a mix of commercial and residential projects demonstrating how we live in downtown Santa Barbara.  This event draws attention to the extraordinary architectural legacy in Santa Barbara and the value of well-designed architecture to its surrounding community.  Equally, ArchitecTours highlights the expertise that AIA architects (and Landscape Architects!) possess including a thorough understanding and expertise in urban design, sustainability, accessibility, structural improvements, building materials, and historic renovation.

The tour will be held this Saturday October 6th from 10am – 4pm and will culminate with a festive party.

Tickets are $80 for general public, $70 for AIA members and seniors, and $25 for students.

Tickets can be purchased here.


Another CJM::LA Team Member Acquires Professional Licensure!

Congratulations to Nicole Horn on her recent major professional milestone of achieving licensure in the state of California!

We are so proud of Nicole!  She has been with us for two years, and has been an invaluable addition to the CJM::LA team.


CJM::LA Team Expands

We are excited to announce the addition of Cameron Hunt to our Santa Barbara design studio!

Cameron comes to us with a background in estate residential, institutional, commercial, and hospitality projects.  A native of Santa Barbara, he values the careful execution of meaningful built environments that embody thoughtful design and sustainable building practices.  He is a licensed landscape architect and joins us as a Project Manager.  In his spare time, Cameron enjoys playing guitar and has a long history of writing and producing music.  With the addition of Cameron to our team, we have added irrigation design to our list of available services.  Welcome, Cameron!


CELEBRATING THE GROUNDBREAKING OF DIRECT RELIEF’S NEW HEADQUARTERS

On September 29, 2016 CJM::LA celebrated the groundbreaking of our latest commercial project – Direct Relief’s new headquarters in Goleta, CA.  We have been working with this incredible organization for the past two years to design their newly expanded office and warehouse distribution center.

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Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid non-profit dedicated to improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations.  They are the largest distributor of humanitarian medial aid in the world.  To learn more about their mission and reach, click here.

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CJM::LA Team Expands

We are very pleased to announce the addition of Nicole Horn to our Santa Barbara design studio.

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Nicole comes to us with a background in urban planning and landscape architectural design and is interested in fostering social benefit through the implementation of ecologically sensitive and creatively designed spaces.  She holds two masters; in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning.  Nicole enjoys surfing and also volunteers her time as an active board member of the Ventura Botanical Gardens.  She joins us as a project manager and has already become an integral member of the CJM::LA team.  Welcome Nicole!


Urban Coffee Farm

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Built for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar is a beautiful example of bringing a functional landscape into the urban core. Melbourne is famous for its coffee culture, and design studio HASSEL wanted to bring the story of coffee’s growth and production into the same space as it is consumed. Sitting amongst coffee plants, users will be able to learn more about coffee’s journey from rainforest slopes to the cup they have in their hand.

Click here to read more about this fun and innovative installation.

 


SHIFT, STRETCH, EXPAND: EVERYDAY TRANSFORMATIONS

The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Satellite will be hosting two events this weekend for the release of its upcoming exhibition: Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. Both events will take place at Hotel Indigo on 121 State Street and have free admission.

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Images courtesy of Arna Bajraktarević and Weslie Ching

On Sunday, February 21 from 6-8pm there will be an opening reception for Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. It features nine Santa Barbara artists that “explore the quiet and inconspicuous operations of everyday existence”. Click here to read more about the opening reception.

On Sunday, February 21 from 11-11:30am Santa Barbara-based artist Weslie Ching presents a site-specific dance work as part of the exhibition Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. Click here to read more about this event.


Remarkable Women of California

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Image courtsey of Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung

On Thursday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30pm the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will host Author Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung. She will be speaking about her new book about highlighting illustrious, talented and provocative women of the Golden State. Click here to read more about Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung and the event.

Tickets for the event are $20 for members and $25 for guests.


Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards 2015 | East Beach Collection

image: Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk

image: Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Beautiful organization.  Santa Barbara Beautiful recognizes the work of design professionals in beautifying our community through their Annual Awards Gala.

This year, CJM::LA’s Courtney Miller received the Multi-Family Residence award for her work on the East Beach Collection project.  Congratulations to the whole project team for a job well done!


ARCHITECTOURS 2015 | THE GOODLAND HOTEL

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On Saturday, October 3 CJM::LA provided tours of our Goodland Hotel property as part of the AIASB ArchitecTours.  This event is held annually as a celebration of local architecture within the Santa Barbara area.  This year was one of the most successful tours to-date!  Thank you to all of our friends, clients and supporters who came out for the tour.  To view photos from the event, click here.


Architects in Film | A Presentation by Dennis Thompson AIA

On Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 pm our friend and local architect, Dennis Thompson AIA, will take us through 60 years of American films which depict architects as fictional characters.  From “The Fountainhead” to “Towering Inferno” to the more recent “It’s Complicated”, Dennis will show clips of architects at work and in love as they are portrayed in a dozen films.  This lighthearted and free lecture is sponsored by the Santa Barbara chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is part of the celebration of Architecture Week.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


AD&A Museum | Walter S. White

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image: AD&A Museum

On Friday, September 25 5:30-7:30 pm, the Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UCSB presents the opening of Walter S. White: Inventions in Midcentury Architecture.  This is a fantastic opportunity to view drawings, plans and photographs of this inventor, builder and architect.  For more info, click here.